The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 12, 1971 · Page 61
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 61

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Sunday, September 12, 1971
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Wilson Builds New Tower Thies Packing Prospers If you have wondered about the maze of welded steel resembling a giant-sized Jungle Gym in from of the Wilson Machine Company's plant on West 4th Street — it is a 17-foot high radar tower platform. This platform is the first of nine that Wilson's is building for the U.S. Air Force, and represents 26,000 pounds of steel in the platform itself. In addition to the platform the Wilson company is fabricating the tower units which come in 10-foot high units, and upon which the radar platform will be mounted. Now Approved The platform and one section of the tower were assembled for inspection and approval by the Air Force, an approval that has now been received. "Since we have their approval we will now go ahead with the fabrication of the other eight platforms and an Indefinite number of the 10-foot tower sections," said Dave Russell, vice-president of the firm. The rest of the order will not be assembled at the company's plant at 905 West 4th, but the parts will be shipped to the Air Force, along with a 38-page manual on assembling the tower and tower sections. The Wilson firm prepared the manual. "They will be able to bolt it together like a giant Erector set," explained Russel. The height of the towers can vary from 27 feet to 77 feet depending on the number of tower sections used, with ax sections plus the radar platform being the maximum height. The assembled platform and section of tower will be dismantled and shipped too, with the delivery of the nine platforms and the tower sections to be completed by the middle of November. Russell said the 24-foot wide platforms would be suitable for mounting the present ASR-4 radar units the Air Force now uses. "We are hopeful they will find it suitable for the brand new ASR-7 radar since they are, apparently, going to erect quite a number of the ASR-7 systems,'" he said. Building towers for the Air GREAT BEND —When the Thies Packing Company was born here under the name of the Great Bend Packing Company in 1932, the heart of the depression, eight men were employed. In just five years Hody and Fred Thies, owners of the company, had increased the size of the plant four times and had hiked the number of employes to 36 when a 1937 expansion doubled the size of t h e plant. Almost Destroyed The firm continued to prosper and in tune was renamed Thies Packing Company. On Sept. 2, 1967, the plant was almost destroyed in an explosion which knocked out the extreme northeast corner of the plant anc buckled almost eveiy other wall. Luckily no one was hurt in the blast which caused over $1 million in damage to the structure and to the thousands of pounds of meat it contained At the time of the explosion 145 persons were employed by the packing firm. During the time the structure was being rebuilt, jobs were found for al hese people. Some were employed by other packing plants in the area who had openings, others were employed n the clean up operations and still others were employed by the firm which rebuilt the plant. An open house for the plant reopening was held Nov. 23, 1968. Thies Packing Company, at the time of the ground breaking ceremonies Thursday for their latest plant addition and expansion, employed 180 people from the Great Bend area with a payroll exceeding $1,200,000 yearly. They enjoy the title of the largest independent full - line meat packer in Kansas. The existing plant and office area of Thies company, utilizes approximately 70,000 square feet and distributes over 534,OW pounds of beef, 62,000 pounds oi pork, and 157,000 pounds of processed hams, bacon, sausage and other processed meat weekly. 300 Per Cent Increase The new addition will consist of more than 4,800 square eet of office space plus 30,000 square feet of processing, and when combined with the remodeling of the existing facilities will accommodate a 300 per cent increase in overall productivity in beef, pork and jrocessed products. When forecasted productivity is achieved the employment requirements of the company will be some 20 per cent greater than at present. The new completed, pen will area, nearly allow Thies Packing Company to double its animal holding capacities. It is so designed to facilitate receiving, sorting and to minimize driving and holding problems. The pens are also designed to accommodate future expansion with little or no difficulty. Tlu'es Packing Company is presently operating at 97.5 per cent of capacity. The increased capacity is expected to result in increased activity in the raising of beef cattle and hogs and the crops with which to feed them which should result in increased economic activity throughout the area. Bank Parking Expansion Planned In South Hutch The South Hutchinson Building Corp. Inc., a subsidiary of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, South Hutchinson, has pur* chased five lots north of the bank building for future expansion.' D. Densmorc Hart, president of the building corporation . said this gives the corporation ownership of the entire block between 5th and 6th Streets, on Main Street in South Hutch- j inson. :; •';* * v •'''" Immediate plans call for paving of 150 frontage feet of the newly acquired property for additional bank parking. The bal? ance of the land will be held for future commercial building Hart said. Hart said the building company believes in the future economic development of the area, which would cause the bank to need additional rooms for expansion, with the purchase allowing an area for other potential commercial needs. (News Photo by Jim Morris) Russell surveys world from top of radar platform. Force is not new to the 23 em- ployes of the Wilson firm. The company work on is now the 48th completing micro-wave tower it has fabricated for the Air Force. Russell was reluctant to disclose the price of the radar towers since the contract was negotiated and the Air Force has not announced the contract amount. For 57 Million Workers Business Briefs Set Business Safety Rules Voluntary compliance with occupational safety and health standards—both by employers and employees — is deemed essential to the success of the federal effort to improve the work environment of some 57 million Americans. The authors of the Occupational Safety and Health Act have taken care to include provisions that make voluntary compliance the wisest course of action — even offering alternatives economic incentives. and City Beverage Adds Sales Manager and New Product With 21 years experience as a city salesman, merchandising representative, and district manager for Kansas for Anheuser-Busch, Joe Emmerich has been named sales manager for the City Beverage Company, Hutchinson. >eer, a sales area City Bever- ge is interested in increasing. New Product Piteri also said Emmerich wouldl help introduce Budweis- Malt Liquor, a new product f Anheuser Busch. The brewery claims this is the only malt iquor which is all malt. Initial distribution of the new iroduct started Thursday in the area served by City Beverage. Emmerich lives at 1512 Brookwood Drive, with his wife and six children, Ken, Kip, Ms, Kandy, Keith, and Kevin. Mrs. Emmerich and the six children have appeared, as a tinging group on television. Joe Emmerich "Make no mistake, we look for Joe to have our product the number one beer in our area in a few years," said Jim Pit- eri, president of City Beverage. Eight County Area The City Beverage Company, 317 South Adams, is wholesale distributor for Anheuser-Busch products for all or part of eight counties. "In my work as district manager for Kansas I have always liked to do business in thi area," said Emmerich, a St Louis native. Piteri said that Emmerich, in his capacity as a marketing consultant, is an expert on merchandising draf Hill English Ends 51-Year Career A 51-year career as a salesman in Hutchinson was chalke< up last week; by Bill English, 106 East 17th, who retired from theyEarl Brown Wholesale Co force. '-; •'.-, : ; V: , •.. 1 English; a /Hutchinson native started as a salesman for the Richard Schehje Candy Co., 40C East 2nd, March 1, 1920, at th age of 22. He remained with th company until 1954 when it was liquidated. He moved immediately to th Earl Brown Co. and worked un til last week as a city salesman. Business News Bill Sidlinger, Editor Hutchmson News Sunday, Sept. 12, 1971 Page 23 Bus Line Quits Robert Melton, owner of the Hopkins Bus Lines which has served 17 smaller towns between Wichita and Alva, Okla., has announced suspension of service of the bus Line. Melton said the bus line continually operated at a deficit, making closing of the service mandatory as far as he was concerned. He noted a lack of Sec. Connally Proposed Tax Estimates Savings WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary John B. Connally has presented to the House Ways and Means Committee estimates >f the effect of President Nixon's tax proposals, combined with ax cuts scheduled under existing law. The estimates assume deductible expenses equal to 10 per cent of income. Single Person Income $ 1,750 3,000 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 i 1,750 3,000 5,000 10,000 15,000 20, 000 25,000 1971 Tax $ 7 207 599 1,603 2,877 4,289 5,933 Married, $ 0 97 422 1,266 2,310 3,456 4,764 1972 Tax $ 0 $ 7 185 22 548 51 1,530 73 2,703 174 4,255 34 5,895 38 No Dependents $ 0 $ 0 70 27 370 52 1,190 76 2,150 160 3,400 56 4,700 64 Reduction Dollars Per Cent ! 3,500 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 Married, Two Dependents 0 206 1,019 2,018 3,110 4,352 $ 0 140 905 1,820 3,010 4,240 0 66 114 198 100 112 100 10.6 8.6 4.5 6.0 0.7 0.6 100 27.8 12.3 6.0 6.9 1.6 1.3 100 32.0 11.1 9.8 3.2 2.5 support for the bus line in the communities served. With the closing of the bus line the 17 towns served will be left with no public transportation. Melton said that service could be resumed if chambers of commerce and city commissions in the towns affected were willing to give assurance the service will be supported. Carey Pays A Safety Bonus A cash bonus for achieving an outstanding safety record was presented this week to the Carey Salt Company's maintenance department employes at the company's evaporating plant. Each person received a check equal to four days' pay, one day's pay for each of the four years the department has worked without experiencing a lost time accident. . After receiving a citation by an OSIIA compliance officer for an unsafe or unhealthy condition, an employer is first given a reasonable length of time to eliminate the hazard. But the Act also allows an employer to obtain a variance from a standard for at least a year or for as long as three years by showing that he is unable to meet the standard due to a lack of personnel or equipment or time to construct 01 change facilities. Must Have Program However, the employer must present a program for eventually achieving compliance witl the standard. In the interim, he must employ all available temporary safety measures. Since complying might coir stitute an economic burden, the Act also provides for loans to assist small businesses to un dertake the necessary measures to meet prescribed safety anc health standards. The standards arc expected to cover a broad, array of industrial hazards. Among them: excessive noise, .toxic agents, obsolete and dangerous machinery and equipment, unprotected radiation devices and general plant conditions. Should an employer choose to contest a citation, the Act provides several avenues for appeal. One is the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, which is empowered to hear an appeal and affirm, modify or vacate the itation. And a ruling of the Commission may be appealed )y an employer to the courts. Fines Set For those employers unwilling to comply voluntarily, the Act provides for the following fines: —$10,000 for each violation by any employer who willfully 01 repeatedly violates the obliga- .ions of the Act, or regulations standard, rule or order issued in connection therewith. —$1,000 upon employers re ceiving a citation for a viola lion, serious or otherwise. •$1,000 a day upon an em ployer who fails to correct within the time permitted for correction (or after review pro- cedings for contested order), violation for which a citation has been issued. -410,000, or imprisonment fo: not more than six months ($20, 000 and one year for a secom offense), upon an employer win willfully violates any standard rule or order, or regulation pre scribed, if such violation cause death to any employee. -—$1,000 or up to six month imprisonment for any perso giving advance notice of an> inspection. —$10,000 or up to six montlis imprisonment, or both, for know ingly making a false statement representation, or certification. —$1,000 for each violation up on an employer who violate any of the posting requirements In addition, there is the pen- ally of any term of years to hie imprisonment for killing an ivestigator, inspector, or law enforcer engaged in duties un-| Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Noncancellable Health and Accident Insurance ' (Haalth Inuiropce Slnco 1901) Participating and. Nonparticipaling Life Insurance YprK.State) Paul Chitwood Field Underwriter "Call Paul" LIFE INSURANCE CO. 501 William Dial 665-8337 Train for a better job! REWARDING CAREERS NOW IN HOSPITAL MIDDLE MANAGEMENT Especially suited I'or Veterans M'ith corpsnien experience, RPNs & young people planning a career. Pew fields are expanding more rapidly than health care. Our course covers all business skills usually taught in middle management plus hospital administration & nursing home management studies. Our job counselors assist graduates to top-pay* ing positions as administrators, purchasing agents, man. agers, etc. ' ./ ; -' > ' ' ':.; : I / ENROLL NOW POR PALL TERM I CALL COLLECT (314) 243-mi Now Enrolling— Fall Term All buiinesj course* WICHITA BUSINESS COLLEGE Ettlblllhed 1111 J«ck H. Greene, Pre«. M» . Brotdwiy Wichita Speaking of Money. by: d.d.h. Heard on iitfyev .street this week . . . "My wife's cooking melts in your mouth," said the young man. "She never thaws it long enough." Speaking of thaws, if it comes in the "price freeze" some groups who enjoy the pleasures of traveling have all ready done something about higher air rates. Having been missed by the airlines "super discount" prices to young people . . . Group Discount Economy Fares arc offered to persons who arc members of a club which consists of 25 people or more which can save you as much as $200 per person on a trip to Paris. To qualify for group travel, your club must have been in existence for six montlis before your departure date. It doesn't make any difference what the club is all about. Not that the trips aren't without their problems. Let us say some folks in Puckerbursh, Kansas form a club called the Soaring Eagles. They meet faithfully for six months and now the day before their departure has arrived. Everyone is very excited, except Fuzzy Bigby . . , who has informed the others he lias decided not to go leaving only 24 people. A delegation is K c n t to Fuzzy's house. ftnotn * "F u z / y, what happened? Why aren't you going?" "I don't like C h a r 1 i e." "For heaven's sake! Nobody likes Charlie, but that's no reason to cancel out now." "Charlie's always making fun of the the meetings. In fact ho always made fun of me even when I was in Public School #39." "Hut, Fuzzy the whole idea of thij club is to get airfare reductions. We can't let personal feelings get involved." "That's what you say, but it so happens I joined the club because I always wanted to belong to a club. I believe in this club." "You're right Fuzzy, the rest of us have been selfish, thinking of our trip and not the club. Charlie has blinded us to the facts. We'll vote Charlie out of the club , . . just as soon as we get back." "He won't like it." But the club is bigger than all of us.' You can say that again, If beating the price of a checking account is your "clubs" bag, see the F & M p e o p I e about a no-service charge checking account. Spf/>/»fp/7 &v5M£*MM Douglas B. Holtz, D.C., 312 North Main, has been selected for membership in the American Chiropractic Association, according to an announcement from the association's office at Des Moines, Iowa. Complete Bank Course Joe Ncwsom and Wayne Nelson of the Hutchinson National Bank and Trust Company, were among the 1,490 student bankers foreign countries who have just com- fix)m 41 stateg and pleted tfle annual two-week residence session of the 27th annual er the Act. For employees, the Act provides no penalties. It simply tales: "Each employee shall Comply with occupational safety and health standards and all niles, regulations, and orders ssued pursuant to this A c t are applicable to his own actions and conduct." Madison, Wise. Buys Lock Shop Lee Crile, Kingman locksmith, has purchased PAT's Key and Lock Shop, 10 West 13th. The only change contemplated, said Crile, is his changing the name of the shop to PAT's Security Service. 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